Who deserves to win the 2021 DPOY?
Looking ahead to a hotly anticipated playoff rematch.
While it is true that the NBA has become a guard-driven league, the growing versatility of bigger frontcourt players is steadily stealing the spotlight. It is a much different era of basketball nowadays, and gone are All-Star centers who dominate mainly from the post.
The 2019-20 Heat squad will go down as one of the best storylines of their storied franchise. Erik Spoelstra has made the most out of a bunch of "misfits," and turned them into a relentless group of tough, gritty personalities on and off the court.
Now facing a glaring 1-3 hole against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat has to pull out every trick in their bag to extend the series. The Lakers made the biggest adjustment in Game 4, putting the hulking but mobile Anthony Davis as the primary defender on Jimmy Butler.
In what should be a Finals match-up brimming with interesting storylines, the Los Angeles Lakers will be facing a tough-minded, gritty squad from South Beach. The fifth-ranked Miami Heat, led by Jimmy Butler and their brilliant coach Erik Spoelstra, has overcome the odds, beating the more favored teams in the Eastern Conference.
Franchise Sports select their NBA award winners for MVP, Most Improved, Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
He has now got rid of the contracts of Tyler Johnson, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters in the space of exactly 12 months. He has officially traded the un-tradeable.